Global Electrification Forum
Brian Wolff is Executive VP, Public Policy and External Affairs for the Edison Electric Institute.
Henrik Green is the Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Cars.
Day two of EEI's Global Electrification Forum kicked off with an opening session on charging ahead with all electric vehicles. The virtual audience was joined by Volvo's Chief Technology Officer, Henrik Green, who was joined in conversation with EEI Executive Vice President for public policy and external affairs Brian Wolff. First, Henrik Green offered remarks, appropo for an automaker like Volvo, which earlier announced by 2030 the company's cars will be all electric. Here are highlights.
Executive VP, Public Policy and External Affairs, Edison Electric Institute, Brian Wolff: Electric transportation is critical to our industries, clean energy transition, and to achieving the carbon reductions across the economy.
Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Cars, Henrik Green: At Volvo cars, we decided quite recently that by 2030, we will go all-in on pure electric vehicles. We can see that planetary safety is as important as human safety or people safety.
We stand in front of climate change, the threat to our planet that we need to protect. For that reason, we have expanded our purpose. Today we aim to provide freedom to move personal, sustainable, and safe.
Coming back to sustainability, we conclude there is no room for combustion engines in that sustainable future. Not as pure combustion engines, as hybrids, not even as plug-in hybrids.